Wednesday, April 13, 2011

  • Obama Aims for $4 Trillion in Deficit Cuts Over 12 Years
    President Obama on Wednesday set a goal to reduce borrowing by $4 trillion over the next dozen years, promising to put the U.S. on a gradually improving fiscal path by cutting the budget deficit. He outlined an overhaul of the tax code and steep cuts in domestic and military spending, but avoided fundamental changes to entitlement programs.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2011
  • AETN Refelects on Civil War Through Documentary
    Arkansas Education Television Network has partnered with the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission to present an original one-hour program called CW150: Remembering the Civil War in Arkansas. Airing in April, It will reflect on the anniversary of the Civil War and its impact on the state a century and a half later.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

  • Legacy of Civil War Remains Dynamic, Misunderstood on 150th Anniversary
    On the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at South Carolina's Fort Sumter, Judy Woodruff has an excerpt from Ken Burns' "The Civil War" and discusses the conflict's legacy with Harvard University's Drew Gilpin Faust, Howard University's Edna Medford and the University of South Carolina's Walter Edgar.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • Obama Administration Introduces Plan to Reduce Preventable Medical Errors
    The Obama administration announced a new patient-safety program Tuesday on the heels of medical journal Health Affairs publishing a study showing that one in three people admitted to hospitals suffers a medical error or accident. Margaret Warner talks with Heath Affairs' Susan Dentzer about the study and the new plan.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • China Weighs Environmental Concerns Against Economic Growth
    Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Guangdong province in southern China on the clash between the populous nation's economic ambitions and worsening pollution problem.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • Budget Deal Cuts Target EPA and Homeland Security, Spares Education
    Details of the $38.5 billion budget deal that avoided a government shutdown were released on Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency and Homeland Securitywere among those impacted by the cuts. Ray Suarez discusses the cuts with Naftali Bendavid, congressional correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • Miles in Moscow Remembers First Man in Space
    50 years ago today, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go to space. This afternoon, Miles talked to Hari from Moscow's Red Square about Gagarin's gutsy mission, the fate of the retiring NASA space shuttles, the future of space tourism and weightlessness.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • News Wrap: U.S. Probes Deadly Friendly Fire Drone Attack in Afghanistan
    In other news Tuesday, the U.S. is investigating a drone attack that reportedly killed a U.S. Marine and a Navy medic in Helmand province. Military officials said the troops were mistaken for militants. Meanwhile, Libyan rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces battled for control of two key towns.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • Washington, Islamabad Clash Over U.S. Covert Activity in Pakistan
    Longtime anti-terrorism ally Pakistan demanded the U.S. limit covert activities inside the country. The escalating war of words comes after U.S. drone strikes killed 40 civilians and a CIA contractor who killed two Pakistanis was released. Gwen Ifill discusses the strained relations with the Atlantic Council's Shuja Nawaz.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • Civil War Enthusiasts Reenact the Opening Shots of the War
    Civil War reenactors commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by recreating the original Confederate shots on Fort Sumter outside Charleston, S.C.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • Coming Soon: 'Your iPhone Is Making Me Sick'
    The NewsHour continues its ongoing series from China this week as special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye looks at workers' rights, environmental concerns and the nation's latest attempt at health care reform.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011
  • Coming Soon: China's Health Care Reform
    The NewsHour continues its ongoing series from China this week as special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye looks at workers' rights, environmental concerns and the nation's latest attempt at health care reform.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

  • Former Egyptian President Mubarak Summoned in Corruption Probe
    Two months after former President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office, thousands of protesters defied orders and returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square demanding Mubarak and his family be prosecuted for corruption. Mubarak denied the corruption allegations but was summoned for questioning by a prosecutor. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • One Month After Dual Disasters, What Are Japan's Biggest Needs?
    One month after an earthquake and tsunami killed tens of thousands of Japanese and touched off a nuclear disaster, Japan is struggling to cope with the dual disasters' aftermath. Jeffrey Brown talks with the International Research Group's Yuki Tatsumi and the American Red Cross's Nan Buzard about the latest from the devastated country.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • News Wrap: Romney Officially Seeks 2012 GOP Bid; Gbagbo Captured
    In other news Monday, Mitt Romney announced via YouTube that he's formally exploring another presidential run. In the Ivory Coast, former President Laurent Gbagbo was captured in a bunker. His challenger won the November presidential election, but Gbagbo refused to cede power, prompting violent confrontation between rival factions.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • In Egypt, Revolution Still 'in Progress' as Protesters Return to Tahrir
    Egypt's prime minister apologized and promised an investigation after troops stormed protesters in Tahrir Square, killing two and hurting dozens. Margaret Warner examines the latest unrest with Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., and former National Security Council and State Department official Michelle Dunne.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • New Spending Battles to Dwarf Deal That Averted Shutdown
    The federal government opened for business as usual Monday, no longer in immediate danger of a shutdown. Now, Washington's focus shifts to bigger spending battles. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • Despite Budget Discord, Detroit Orchestra Returns for Encore
    After a sixth-month strike over pay cuts and balanced budgets, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra returned to the stage this weekend for two free concerts, thanking fans for their support. Ray Suarez talks to Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press for more.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • 'On Shaky Ground' Shows Safety Risks in California Schools
    A new report by California Watch found that hundreds of California's public schools do not meet the legal construction codes for earthquake safety.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • Social Media Curation Tool Separates News From Noise
    Fore more: http://newshour.pbs.orgHari Sreenivasan interviews David Clinch, the editorial director of Storyful. Clinch describes the startup as a social media news agency. Storyful has several different aspects explored in the video. Hari also tackles a few questions about what this kind of social media 'revolution' means for the future of reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Greed and Fear Index:' by Daniel Khalastchi
    Daniel Khalastchi is a first-generation Iraqi Jewish American and was born and raised in Iowa. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recent fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, he is a visiting assistant professor of English at Marquette University. He is also co-editor of Rescue Press.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Shutdown Showdown Just the Start of Spending Debate
    On this week's edition of the Political Checklist, Judy Woodruff and David Chalian explain how last week's near-government shutdown was just a preview to bigger debates over raising the debt ceiling and entitlement reform.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011
  • Director A. Sayeeda Clarke Discusses Her Film 'White'
    In 'White', director A. Sayeeda Clarke imagines the social impacts of a warming planet. The oppressive sun has turned melanin into a commodity, which can be extracted from the skin and sold for fast cash. Clarke discusses the impact on racial identity and the future of racial exploitation through this short film.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

  • Majority Leader Reid on Last-Minute Shutdown Deal: 'We Didn't Do it for Drama'
    Speaking on the Senate floor late Friday, Majority Leader Harry Reid called the negotiations process "grueling." "We didn't do it for drama," he said of the late hour. "We did because it was very hard to get to this point."
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2011
  • Obama on Shutdown Deal: 'Americans of Different Beliefs Came Together'
    President Obama said a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avoid a government shutdown happened because "Americans of different beliefs came together."
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2011
  • Boehner: 11th-Hour Deal Reached to Avert Government Shutdown
    ouse Speaker John Boehner spoke just before 11 p.m. ET following a closed-door meeting and announced the House Republicans had reached a deal with the White House and the Senate just before the 11th hour to avert a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2011
  • Brooks, Marcus on 'Absurdity' of Shutdown Debates, Paul Ryan's Budget Plan
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discuss the battles over the short- and long-term government budgets, including deadlocked negotiations over funding for this fiscal year and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal for fiscal year 2012.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2011
  • North Carolina School Engages Tech Generation With Digital Learning Tools
    John Tulenko of Learning Matters, which produces education stories for the NewsHour, reports on a North Carolina school district switching from textbooks to all-digital learning materials.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2011

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